Closed total talar dislocation—a case report

Orthopaedics
Original Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2002.0005
2
29-31
Closed total talar dislocation—a case report

Total dislocation of the talus with dislocation of the talonavicular, subtalar and ankle joint is an extremely rare injury. Coltart in 1952 included no fracture total talar dislocation in his classification system [1]. Leitner considered subtalar dislocation to be the preliminary stage to total talar dislocation [2]. He stated that severe supination or inversion forces lead to medial subtalar dislocation followed by lateral total dislocation. A literature review revealed previous reports of open total talar dislocations [3, 6, 7]. We report a successful case of a closed total talar dislocation, which required an open reduction.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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